WIP Update #1: Sunrise at The Palace Diner

How’s Sunrise at The Palace Diner coming along, you ask?  By happy coincidence I’m answering that very question today!

 

Work-in-Progress Update #1

Word Count:  8,000 approx.  I’m rounding down to allow for headings and such.

Word Count Goal:  80,000.  I’m roughly 10% done.  Yay?  I don’t know.  I’m surprised I’ve already written 8,000 words… but 80,000 is a lot more, lol.

 

Tools

Word Processor:  I need to get one.  I’ve been okay without one, until I decided to write an 80,000-word story.

Blog Posting:  I’ve been writing in segments that fit nicely into blog posts.  This approach is excellent for short stories, vignettes, excerpts and such.  It’s not very efficient for writing more lengthy stories.

 

Supplies

A cup of tea:  I’ve found that I like writing with a cup of steaming hot black tea (Orange Pekoe or English Breakfast) — brewed very strong with a splash of milk.

Bukowski’s collected letters:  Bukowski’s brilliance flashes and his life circumstances spring into 3-D in his letters, although he didn’t drink tea while writing. 😉

 

Creative Ideas

I don’t know where the ideas are coming from for this story.  Maybe it’s just time to finally write a longer story?

 

Inspiration

You guys.  Yes, you.  Thanks again.

 

Progress Graph

Very special thank to Geoff at 1001albumsin10years for this fantastic progress graph!

sunrise-wip-graph-10

25 thoughts on “WIP Update #1: Sunrise at The Palace Diner

  1. Updates make me brain swivel in a GOOD WAY!
    I need to getta cuppa tea. I’ve been okay without one, until I decided to write an 80,000-word story.
    (Hope yesterday’s music education proved to b th inspiration u were looking for 😉
    Keep up th good work!
    Cheers!

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        1. Do they say that? I didn’t know! Thank you! I wrote another scene today and can’t say where it came from. Maybe it’s getting easier!
          Thank you SO much for the awesome graph! I’m going to get to a proper internet connection so I can add it to the post. You’re the best, Geoff! 🙂

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